Picasso painting heads for NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) - September 26, 2008 The cubist painting will be offered at Sotheby's on Nov. 3. It is expected to bring more than $30 million.

Donati, who died in April at age 99, bought the painting in the early 1940s for $12,000. Painted in hues of green rose, jade and amber, the harlequin was a frequent motif in Picasso's work and often considered his alter ego.

The Italian-born Donati was part of a circle of surrealist painters that included Max Ernst and Salvador Dali.

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